• ACM Awards: Adds Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and More
    The performance lineup for the 53rd annual ACM Awards grows with the additions of Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban. The New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell, actress Rebecca Romijn and Olympian Lindsey Vonn have also joined the show as presenters. Embedded from cache.vevo.com. They join previously... […]
  • Chris Stapleton Scores First True No. 1 Hit with “Broken Halos”
    The movement is still pretty glacial on the Billboard album and airplay charts, but we do have a new No. 1 single to report. It’s Chris Stapleton’s “Broken Halos,” which rolls into No. 1 after a relatively slow 35-week flight. In the meantime, Kane Brown’s self-titled album rests snugly and smugly in the top position... […]
  • Dierks Bentley Joins Vanderbilt Children’s Walk of Champions
    Late last week, Dierks Bentley had the honor of being the very first to be honored. Nashville’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt presented Bentley with the first star on its brand new Walk of Champions. “I am personally so honored to have this star,” Bentley told the crowd gathered to watch him accept... […]
  • Remembering Hazel Smith: CMT Columnist Through the Years
    The country music community is mourning the loss of Nashville music insider, Hazel Smith. The Music Row journalist, cookbook author and talent manager died on Sunday (March 18) at her home in Madison, Tenn. She was 83. As a columnist for CMT.com and the host of CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks, Smith was known for getting... […]
  • Revered Country Music Journalist Hazel Smith Dead at 83
    Former CMT columnist and TV host Hazel Smith died Sunday night (March 18) at her home in Madison, Tenn. She was 83. Smith had long been in declining health following a cancer operation in 2007. During her final years, she often covered musical events while seated in a wheelchair pushed dutifully by her grandson. In... […]